Latest on Brijit: Mel Brooks

“The Pride of Frankenstein” –

As his musical adaptation of Young Frankenstein hits Broadway, Mel Brooks discusses the new project, his stage career, and the definition of comedy in this quick-witted (and fast-paced) interview. He recounts growing up in his Brooklyn tenement afraid of the original Frankenstein, and says that his spoof was a form of exorcising the monster. As he fondly remembers working with Carl Reiner and the late Gene Wilder, the veteran filmmaker isn’t worrying about success; he’s just enjoying the ride.

From Newsweek by Nicki Gostin & Cathleen McGuigan, 12 November 2007

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